Three Things To Think About When Buying A New Heating System

Make sure to get annual maintenance on your HVAC systems to uphold your warranties.

Three Things To Think About When Buying A New Heating System

Three Things To Think About When Buying A New Heating System

29 April 2021
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Buying the right heating system means less maintenance work, more value for your money, and satisfactory services. Even before making the purchase or concluding on the correct unit, consult a heating installation expert. To get a reliable expert check:

  • Skill level

  • Years of experience

  • Area of specialization 

  • Reputation

  • Certifications and insurance

The type of heating installation you'll choose will highly depend on your needs, budget, and fuel of choice. Natural gas is the most common fuel, with 49% of heating system buyers preferring it over electricity, propane, and wood. 

Because 51% of all energy consumption in a home goes to heating and cooling, choosing the right appliance and getting a reliable installation expert is essential. What are the considerations when buying a heating system?

Its Effectiveness

Whether you want to replace an older unit or it's a first-time buy, make sure the purchased appliance adequately meets your home heating demands. It would be a waste to install a smaller system that doesn't serve your needs or a larger one that uses more energy.

Talk to a reliable heating installation expert and let them guide you when choosing the right system. Check different brands' offers, quality, and customer reviews. 

Its Energy Consumption

As noted earlier, heating appliances use the most energy in a home. Going for more energy-efficient brands lowers your energy consumption and, at the same time, assures you of dependable services. Check the energy star rating of an appliance before purchase. 

When purchasing any heating unit, remember to consider the purchase price and the cost of running the system. Energy-star certified systems use less energy without compromising performance. 


For the appliance to perform as expected, it should be correctly installed and well maintained. It will need cleaning, changing of the filters and parts, and regular oiling. Take time to understand how your heating system works, enabling you to detect any problems instantly. 

Pay attention to how it behaves when switched on, the sounds it makes, how fast it warms the space, and the energy consumption per day or month. Also, have an expert regularly check on it to identify problems before they cause severe damage. Although scheduled maintenance means more money out of your pocket, ignoring or skipping can lead to costly mistakes.

You might also endanger your health when your system is not cleaned regularly or the filters changed. If your family is experiencing coughs, sneezing, nasal congestions, and sore throats, you might be breathing in dirty air from the heating system.

For more information, reach out to a local heating service.

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.